Socialist Worker

News


No time to lose!


AS TONY Blair prepared to fire the starting gun for the general election campaign last week, socialist campaigners were already out of the blocks. Across Britain they are organising to ensure...

Action stations


THIS ELECTION will see the biggest left wing challenge to the mainstream parties since the Second World War. The Socialist Alliance in England and Wales, and the Scottish Socialist Party...

Postal workers


Over 600 people protested outside the US embassy last Saturday against George Bush's decision to condemn the planet to global warming...

Your chance to kick back


CAROLYN LECKIE is a health worker in Glasgow. Berlyne Hamilton is a black worker at Ford's Dagenham car plant. Ateeq Siddique is a community activist in Bradford. These are just three of the over 160 socialist candidates challenging the main parties at the election...

Riot against police and poverty


RIOTS ROCKED Algeria in north Africa last week after young people from the country's Berber ethnic minority rose in fury against police brutality...

Roofless housing betrayal


HOUSING ASSOCIATIONS and private landlords who take over council housing are discriminating against the homeless and the poor. That's the shocking conclusion of a survey by respected housing charity ...

Refugee myths shattered


MOST refugees who enter Britain illegally have not come to live off benefits, according to a government-funded project...

Lecturers


THE BATTLE to stop pay and jobs cuts at a Sheffield steelworks hotted up this week as strikes spread to workers in another section...

Dudley strikers join minimum wage demo


"THIS SHOULD be a march of tens of thousands. "Instead it is really disappointing, and all because our union, UNISON, did not want to embarrass New Labour so close to a general election."...

Tory Hague opens door to racists


TORY leader William Hague forced the racist Tory MP John Townend to apologise this week for his comment that the British were becoming a "mongrel race"....

The future of the Socialist Alliance


THE SOCIALIST Alliance is taking off in the run-up to the election. Candidates are standing in towns as diverse as Blackburn, Lowestoft and Northampton, as well as in the major cities...

Straw's record is put on trial


CIVIL RIGHTS lawyer and socialist Jim Nichol is to take on home secretary Jack Straw in his Blackburn constituency at the general election...

Councils round-up


Councils round-up

USDAW conference


OVER 100 people from across the north west of England and Yorkshire attended a "trade teach-in" at Manchester University last Saturday. The event, organised by the World Development Movement...

The pioneers of socialist utopia


THE barbarity and injustice of capitalism have produced many different visions of an alternative kind of society over the last two centuries...

Core of Newark Labour joins Socialist Alliance


A CORE section of the Labour Party in Newark, Nottinghamshire, has joined the Socialist Alliance...

Diary - upcoming events


Diary - upcoming events

We showed there is an alternative


THE POLICE deliberately set out to cause violence and criminalise protesters on Tuesday's May day demonstrations. Some of the press focused on the smashing of shop windows. But nonetheless thousands ...

Oldham attack: how police lied


THE BATTERED face of Oldham pensioner Walter Chamberlain filled the pages of newspapers last week...

Why Bobby Sands starved to death


TWENTY YEARS ago, on 5 May 1981, Bobby Sands died after 66 days on hunger strike in the H-Blocks of Long Kesh prison in Northern Ireland. He was the first of ten Republican hunger strikers..

Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.